Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/15/2019


Pasta Palooza – Tickets will be available for purchase through Mr. Lang or on our website donation link here.

We need your Silent Auction items!  Help us make baskets, donate sports or event tickets, college goodies or anything you think might sell at our auction. We also need dessert donations. Contact Robin Lee for more info.

Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door.  Dinner of pasta, salad and dessert with the entertainment of the Lamar Jazz Bands, Soloists, Ensembles and the Lamar Winterguard.  Please support this event that supports you, your child and the Lamar Band program!


Sectionals – For details for Jazz or Drumline practices, contact Mr. Riley or Mr. Kelly. The full band rehearsals are more critical than ever as UIL is right around the corner.


Spring Trip – The final March payment needs to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.


Drumline Update – The Truth Vinyl, Lamar Night of Percussion concert was a great success! The students played great and the turnout was perfect. Such a unique and fun evening. If you missed it, a couple of the students will be playing at Pasta Palooza.


Jazz Update – The jazz program will be performing next week. Both ensembles will perform at Pasta Palooza and then an incredibly busy weekend of festival performances!


Winterguard Update – From Midori – As we are wrapping up the end of both groups seasons, I wanted to share with you some highlights of our season so far:

*Our JV team for the first time ever has placed at a show in their class! We earned a third place at both the Wakeland and Azyle shows!

*Our Varsity team has won at two shows, Wakeland and Azyle.

*Our Varsity for the first time ever has placed at a WGI regional show, earning third place at the Dallas regional — super awesome accomplishment that only a few in our circuit have been able to accomplish.

*Both teams throughout the season have kept their rank in the top ten of guards in their class throughout the season in the NTCA circuit.

It’s nice to look at back at what we have accomplished so far and remember that we have one final push for the last 2 and half weeks left in the season!


Quote of the Week – “Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Events (the week ahead) –

Saturday, Mar 16 All Day WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Lewisville HS

Sunday, Mar 17 All Day WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Denton HS

Monday, Mar 18 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Monday, Mar 18 5:00pm-7:00pm Drumline Rehearsal

Tuesday, Mar 19 3:00pm-4:30pm SW Full Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Mar 19 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Wednesday, Mar 20 3:00pm-4:30pm WS Full Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, Mar 20 5:30pm-8:00pm Pasta Palooza!

Thursday, Mar 21 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 21 3:00pm-5:00pm Jazz Rehearsal

Friday, Mar 22 7:00am-7:00pm Coyote Jazz Festival

Saturday, Mar 23 All Day Tarleton and UTA jazz festivals

Saturday, Mar 23 9:00am-9:00pm JV Winterguard NTCA Championship


Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at



Email contacts – Alan Lang = | Kolby Kelly = | Zack Riley = | Midori Eng =

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

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Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

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